Summer Events

Guided tours of the museum for adults and young peoplegeological map

Ages: 12+
Free. Booking essential, call 01223 333456 or visit the Museum shop

Thursday August 6th and 19th 10.15am-11am
Geological Maps and Map Makers
An introduction to the temporary exhibition now open in the Museum

Wednesday August 12th and 26th 10.15am-11am
The Evolutionary Arms Race
An introduction to 500 million years of ‘nature red in tooth and claw’


Fossil rubbing at Heffersheffers logo

Wednesday 26th August, 11-12.30 and 1-2.30
Heffers Bookshop, Trinity Street
All ages, with adult supervision
Free drop in event

Come and make your own fossil rubbing of footprints, frogs, pterosaurs and much more. Then why not pop in to the Sedgwick Museum and see if you can find similar fossils in the museum collection.


Tall Tales of the Fen TigerFen Workmen

Friday 28th August, 10.30-12.00
Ages: 5-7yrs, children must be accompanied by an adult Eventbrite - Tall Tales of the Fen Tiger Free. Booking is essential, tickets available from 10th August

Do you think you can see through the Fen Tigers tall tales?  Come and find out about some fossil myths and legends, and make up some of your own. Interactive storytelling with storyteller Marion Leeper

Summer at the Museums

Check out the full programme of events across the UCM Museums and other local venues across the County

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 


The Sedgwick Museum recently acquired an exciting new specimen of Jurassic fish Leedichthys problematicum, the biggest bony fish that ever lived!

A weird group of ancient but surviving carnivorous worms, known as priapulids, which live in burrows on the seabed, evolved a remarkable method of capturing their prey – they can turn their hook-lined throat region inside out through the mouth to form a very effective grappling iron for capturing their prey.